LeBron James had to sit out the La Lakers overtime win over the Spurs by 125-121 because of a sore right ankle, on Tuesday.
The LA Lakers coach, Frank Vogel, stated that the team was taking a marathon approach when he was asked about the LeBron injury. Malik Monk started in James’ place and had 17 points. Rajon Rondo had 8 points, 3 assists, and 2 rebounds in his return to the rotation.
James had suffered this injury when they won against the Grizzlies. Bane fell into his right leg after scoring a layup after which James fell to the floor.
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Team medical staff evaluated James and made the decision to hold him out. James did not test the ankle out on the court Tuesday.
LeBron James missed 26 games last season with a high right ankle sprain, but Vogel said the LA Lakers star did not aggravate that injury.
Vogel added that it was the same ankle but a different injury to a different spot.
The LA Lakers play the second leg of a back-to-back Wednesday in Oklahoma City, and Vogel did not rule out James’ return against the Thunder. He stated that it was questionable and it needed to be evaluated again the next day to see what the soreness was like.
The LA Lakers got another scare when Anthony Davis went down with a right knee injury late in the fourth quarter after a collision with San Antonio’s Dejounte Murray.
Davis stayed in the game, playing the final 32.2 seconds of regulation after a timeout and all of the extra session, and finished with game-highs of 35 points, 17 rebounds, and 4 blocks in 43 minutes.